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Frank Anderson

Frank Anderson is the creator of Wisconsinology, a blog that shares the unique stories of Wisconsin and tales of the deeds (and misdeeds) of our citizens. Born in the Philippines, Anderson is and a musician, animator, director and writer. He directed live action and animated national commercials and network interstitials, and in 2006 co-directed the critically acclaimed feature film, The Life of Reilly, based on the life of comedian Charles Nelson Reilly. He has taught hand drawn animation, stop motion animation and independent film studies at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and the Art of the Storyboard at Lawrence University. As a session musician, Anderson has appeared on numerous albums and can be seen in Wendy Schneider’s 2016 film, The Smart Studios Story, a film documenting the rise and fall of that legendary recording hub. His short story, “Pitter Pitter Paht” was the basis of Aswang, a 1994 feature film and Sundance Film Festival selection.

Anderson has made frequent appearances on NPR, CBS radio, Sirius Radio, WPR and Wisconsin Public Television and has lectured on film at several Universities. He also likes to draw, paint, sculpt, build armature figures, make miniature worlds and short films. He notes, "I still love what I loved when I was 8 years old: dead steel guitar players, great dance scenes, too many books, Korngold, Herrmann, The Byrds, and Jason and the Argonauts

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